Module B Standard
Don't know about other teachers, but I love the straightforwardness of this module and the lack of any need to massage textual analysis to fit any specific language or conceptual focus. I not only love crime fiction as a genre but I relish being able to do this marvelous novel under the Module B banner rather than as 'Distinctive Voice' as it was last time round.
As a genre form features and language study, it offers students so much to deal with. It is accessible and enjoyable to study; Day's language rich and evocative and the novel itself fast moving and engaging. From a selfish point of view, I also love being able to draw on previous notes from the two textbooks I have published with Phoenix Education. 'Exploring Genre - Crime Fiction' and 'Murder Most Foul' that I wrote for the Extension 1 English course but I will be able to include many of the specific details about genre conventions with specific reference to 'Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender'.
Having taught and given many workshops on Crime writing, I am looking forward to including this wonderful contemporary Australian text into the 4th Edition of Standard Modules and Electives. If you have never considered this text before, give it a read before you make your final text selections for 2015.